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July 5, 2001 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Belgian filmmaker Dominique Deruddere's Oscar-nominated "Everybody's Famous!" is a hearty mainstream comedy with a sharp satirical edge balanced with just enough sentimentality to send audiences home happy.
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September 30, 1987 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Belgian film maker Dominique Deruddere's "Love Is a Dog From Hell" ( at the Beverly Center Cineplex) honors the spirit rather than the letter of legendary Los Angeles writer Charles Bukowski--and is all the better for having done so.
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April 16, 2004 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
Nice house. Nice car. Cool TV. Classy houseguest (a young Russian violinist entering a competition). Excellent food (beluga caviar, homemade gravlax). Ample booze. You know it's too good to be true. Bored and testy, the Belgian couple Robert and Rolanda have nothing to say to each other as they await weekend guests at their country home. The guests -- another couple and a poet, along with the violinist -- are not much less dysfunctional themselves.
NEWS
September 25, 2003
MOVIES An eye on suspicious activity Following the L.A. County Museum of Art's eight-film Elio Petri retrospective earlier this month, the Nuart presents a one-week run of the Italian director's 1970 Oscar-winner for best foreign language film, "Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion." Gian Maria Volonte stars as an antihero police chief who plants evidence against himself to test his department's honesty. The sultry Florinda Boikan costars.
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April 11, 2004 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
It sounds, at first, like another Louis Bunuel film about bourgeois decadence -- but crossed with "Bugsy Malone." Friends gather for a long, intimate dinner party at a European villa, then quarrel, reveal their secrets and fall into drunken groping. Breakfast the next morning is awkward. But what starts out as a roughly made, almost verite-style film, with adults dressed for dinner, turns into a performance by 12- to 15-year-old children on stage, lip-syncing to the adults' lines.
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May 6, 2001
MAY 11 BREAD AND ROSES Drama Lions Gate With: Pilar Padilla, Elpidia Carrillo, Adrien Brody. The idea: L.A. janitors organize against corporate employers. Writer: Paul Laverty. Director: Ken Loach. So? Ripped from L.A. headlines, acclaimed at Cannes. CALLE 54 Documentary Miramax With: Tito Puente, Eliane Elias, Chucho Valdes, Cachao. The idea: Studio performances by genre leaders illuminate music's role in Latino culture. Director: Fernando Trueba. So? Remember "The Buena Vista Social Club'?
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